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Product and Supplier Quality Technologist

Jarvis Johnson
Greater Manchester
up to £33k per annum
Closing date
22 Apr 2024

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Contract Type
Quality Assurance, Technical
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing

Job Details

Food Manufacturing

Product and Supplier Quality Technologist

Manchester / Hybrid

Up to £33k per annum

•    25 days holiday plus bank holidays
•    Private Healthcare
•    Pension
•    Free Parking

Our client, a multi-national manufacturer and product distributor, is looking for a Product and Supplier Quality Technologist for their site based in Manchester, with the opportunity to work on a hybrid basis dependent on needs of the business. This exciting opportunity, which involves both UK and overseas travel, will involve working as part of a wider European team in the day to day running of the company Quality System.  

Reporting to the Technical Manager, responsibilities for the role will include:

  • Managing the product inspection schedule, undertaking full quality assessments of pre-shipment samples, including implementation and follow up of any action required. 
  • Management of the supplier approval system through risk assessments and visiting / auditing both UK based and Global suppliers.
  • Submission of compliance data, ensuring it is supplied in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Reviewing product artwork
  • Dealing with enquiries - responding to requests for product or supplier information.  These requests may originate internally from colleagues or externally (e.g. consumers, retailers, shipping agents).
  • Communication and liaison with approved co-packers, issuing and agreeing instructions in the form of specifications and samples, management of label supply

Essential / Desirable skills include:

  • Good knowledge of food safety, HACCP and GFSI recognised standards.
  • Competent in MS Office, Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • A confident communicator, capable of building relationships with internal and external teams. Experience of managing supplier relationships would be an advantage. 
  • Strong attention to detail and organisational skills. 
  • Conscientious with excellent time management skills.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Flexible to travel within UK and internationally.
  • Team player - confident, friendly and personable.
  • Ideally a Batchelor’s degree in food science related subject or demonstrated experience in the food industry working with cross functional departments and with 3rd party manufacturers.
  • Ideally candidates will have prior experience of internal and external auditing, experience of working with major retailers, and specifications experience.

The Company:

  • Modern offices with good transport links and free parking
  • Exciting Product range
  • Multi-national organisation

The working hours for the role are 37.5 hours Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm.  Hybrid working will be possible dependent on the needs of the business. The salary is up to £33k per annum plus benefits package. Own transport and a willingness to travel both in the UK and overseas will be required.

If you are interested, please respond AS SOON AS POSSIBLE quoting reference number JJ-P4835 with an updated CV, an indication of your current salary and your availability



Jarvis Johnson is a Specialist Recruitment and Interim Management Agency, set up by Technical Managers and “Placing Technical First” for the Food Manufacturing Industry.

We have a total database of over 6,500 candidates within our specialist areas of Technical, Quality and NPD, built up over the last 20 years.  

We identify candidates with specialist experience, seeking referrals from influential candidates within the market, combined with advertising on Food Industry specific and generalist job boards as well as searching external databases and our very wide LinkedIn Network.

We truly believe in building strong relationships with both our candidates and clients and we go the extra mile to find candidates who really fit in terms of experience, skills and personality/ culture fit.

If you’re an Interim Manager who wants to be notified on upcoming assignments or you are looking for a new permanent role and want to be kept updated on new vacancies then please email an updated CV together with location and remuneration details to 

If you are representing a Food Company and want to find out more about our Recruitment / Interim Management  services then please email  for a copy of our Terms of Business or call 01302 366967 to speak to our ex-Technical Manager Managing Director, Lisa Johnson


Company info
01302 366967
70-72 Nottingham Road
NG18 1BN
United Kingdom

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